Bee populations around the world continue to decline. Learn about bees and what they do for us instead of being afraid of them. And then teach others about these amazing, necessary insects!
One of the largest threats to bees is the lack of safe, nutritious food sources. Use clover, that's right, CLOVER, in your grass seed mix, or allow it to come into your lawn naturally. Plant wildflowers or flowering shrubs. If you have room, trees such as apples, pears, plums, and cherries (and shrubs like blueberries) are excellent food sources for pollinators, as are many vegetables and herbs. You don't need a lot of space to have plants rich in pollen and nectar. Bees love stopping off at window boxes along their journey!
Avoid treating your garden and green spaces with synthetics. Instead, use organic products and natural solutions such as compost to aid soil health.
Beekeepers work hard to nurture their bees. The easiest way to show your support is to buy locally-made honey and beeswax products. Many beekeepers use resources from their hives to create products like soaps and candles, like we do at Awake & Anew!